William Laud

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William Laud, published by David Loggan, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, circa 1684 (circa 1635-1637) - NPG D11415 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Laud

published by David Loggan, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1635-1637)
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (345 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (385 mm x 290 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries, 1984
Reference Collection
NPG D11415


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Sitterback to top

  • William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • David Loggan (1634-1692), Artist and engraver. Artist associated with 184 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 998 portraits, Sitter associated with 29 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Loggan's address has been rubbed off the impression. Browne may have acquired the plate or impressions from Loggan conceiving it to be a pair to his mezzotint of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford. Laud and Strafford were loyal to Charles I and were the two most prominent Royalist 'martyrs' of the Civil War. Browne no doubt sold the prints to cash in on the nostalgia for the reign of Charles I.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 171: William Laud (based on same portrait)